Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

More than 1,000 pro-Israel advocates are set to gather in Philadelphia on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual summit. The two-day event -- to be held here for the first time -- will feature appearances by American and Israeli politicians, including former Israeli Prime Minister and current Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The Center...
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The Iran issue may be a bit of a wild card in the 2008 presidential primaries, to say nothing of the general election, according to columnist Dick Polman. Will voters ultimately reward tough talk on Iran? Or will it make the majority of the electorate skittish about the prospects of another war, considering how unpopular the conflict in Iraq has...
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney insists that he's no flip-flopper. Back in 1994, Romney ran against U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) as a pro-choice, pro-gay-rights Republican and lost. Fast-forward 13 years: Romney, a Republican presidential hopeful, is an abortion opponent who opposes civil unions, as well as gay marriage. Was the shift one of conviction or convenience? In an Oct...
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A recent study commissioned by the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies found that young American Jews are feeling increasingly alienated from Israel. Responding to this trend, a new worldwide course aims to create a spiritual bond between participants and the State of Israel. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute's "The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel" will...
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The one thing that is constant about life on an aircraft carrier is the noise. The constant roar of jet aircraft engines on the deck is complemented by other sounds heard throughout the ship and below deck: the explosive booms coming from the catapults launching planes and the reverberations of the restraining wires on the steel deck that enables others...
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